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Colleges and Universities offering nursing degrees



Associate Degree



ARKANSAS NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE
Blytheville • 870-824-6253 • Paragould • 870-239-3200 • Burdette • 870-563-5110

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AAS Nursing
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 2 year
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - Priority April 15
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - Priority April 15
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT, SAT, COMPASS, or ACCUPLACER and PAX-RN
APPLICATION DEADLINE - RN- March 31
COMMENTS - ANC offers the RN, LPN, and LPN to RN programs of study. www.anc.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.anc.edu


ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - JONESBORO
Jonesboro • 870-972-3074 (nursing) • 870-972-3024 (admissions)

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 4 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - D.N.P., M.S.N., B.S.N., AASN (LPN to AASN and (new) Online LPN to AASN offered at A-State Jonesboro, Traditional and LPN to AASN offered at ASU-Beebe, ASU Mid-South, and ASU-Mountain Home)
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - varies
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - on campus housing for Jonesboro
AID DEADLINE - July 1st
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - February 15th
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT or SAT or COMPASS or ASSET; HESI A2 Nursing Admission Exam
APPLICATION DEADLINE - varies
COMMENTS - The mission of the School of Nursing is to educate, enhance and enrich students for evolving professoinal nursing practice. Nursing programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. www.astate.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.astate.edu


ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - MOUNTAIN HOME
Mountain Home • 870-508-6266

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AAS in RN- LPN/Paramedic to RN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 30 hrs pre-req courses, plus 1 yr LPN/Paramedic, Plus 1 yr RN
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - Nov. 1
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - varies
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT, ACCUPLACER plus HESI LPN-ADN or HESI EMS-ADN
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Oct. 15
COMMENTS - Application packet and program requirements online. www.asumh.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.asumh.edu


ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - OZARK CAMPUS
Ozark Campus, Ozark • 479-667-2117

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AAS
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - varies
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - Priority April 15
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - varies
REQUIRED EXAMS - Accuplacer, ACT
APPLICATION DEADLINE - March 15th, October 1st-PN; March 15-RN
COMMENTS - www.atu.edu/ozark
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.atu.edu/ozark


BAPTIST HEALTH COLLEGE LITTLE ROCK
Little Rock • 501-202-6200, 800-345-3046

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - private, faith-based
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - diploma/PN, Associate of Applied Science in Nursing/RN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - RN traditonal track 3 semesters + general education courses PN 1yr. RN Accelerated 1yr (LPNs or Paramedics).
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - March 1st priority
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - varies
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT or SAT
APPLICATION DEADLINE - RN traditional track/PN program: July 1st & December 1st , RN Accelerated: December 1st
COMMENTS - www.bhclr.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.bhclr.edu


COLLEGE OF THE OUACHITAS
Malvern • 800-337-0266 ext 1200

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing (PN), Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (RN), Certified Nursing Assistant, Medication Administration Program
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 1-3 semesters
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - open
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - Fall-May1, Spring-Dec 1
REQUIRED EXAMS - COMPASS/ACCUPLACER for the PN Program & HESI for RN Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE - 2nd Friday in Sept. for Jan. addmittance; 2nd Friday in Feb. For May admittance into RN Program. 2nd Friday in Oct. for Jan. admittance & 2nd Friday in Mar. for PN Program
COMMENTS - www.coto.edu for additional information.
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.coto.edu


EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Forrest City • 870-633-4480

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AASN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 2 yrs
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - April 15th
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - varies
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT, ACCUPLACER / Nursing Pre-entrance exams
APPLICATION DEADLINE - varies
COMMENTS - Allied health program offering RN-Nursing degree (basic students, LPN completion). www.eacc.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.eacc.edu


JEFFERSON REG. MED. CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING
Pine Bluff • 870-541-7858

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - private
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 79 weeks
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - off campus only
AID DEADLINE - none
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - none
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Oct. 15 for Jan. class; Apr. 15 for June class. $35 application fee.
COMMENTS - www.jrmc.org/schoolofnursing
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.jrmc.org/schoolofnursing


MISSISSIPPI COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Blytheville • 870-762-1020

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AAS in Nursing
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 2 yrs
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - Priority April 15 - Rolling
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - Priority April 15
REQUIRED EXAMS - PAX-RN
APPLICATION DEADLINE - March 31st
COMMENTS - www.mccc.cc.ar.us
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.mccc.cc.ar.us


NATIONAL PARK COLLEGE
Hot Springs • 501-760-4290

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AS in Nursing
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 2 yrs
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - open
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - open
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT, SAT or College Entry Exam, & TEAS
APPLICATION DEADLINE - First Monday in March
COMMENTS - Options for LPN and new High School seniors. www.np.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.np.edu


NORTH ARKANSAS COLLEGE
Harrison • 870-743-3000

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AAS in Nursing-traditional. LPN, LPN-RN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - RN-2 yr; LPN-RN-1yr; PN-1yr
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - Pell Grant June 30
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - June 15th
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT, COMPASS
APPLICATION DEADLINE - varies with program
COMMENTS - Northark’s students receive excellent healthcare education leading to rewarding careers in nursing. www.northark.edu/academics/areas-of-study/health-and-medical/index
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.northark.edu/academics/areas-of-study/health-and-medical/index


NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Bentonville • 479-636-9222, 800-995-6922

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AAS, RN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 68 credit hours
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - June 1st and November 1st
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - April 1st
REQUIRED EXAMS - HESI A2
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Track I: May 1st, Track II: Dec. 1st, LPN to RN: Nov. 1st
COMMENTS - The college of the NWA community, member of Northwest Arkansas Nursing Education Consortium. www.nwacc.edu/academics/nursing. The NWACC Nursing program is ARSBN approved and ACEN accredited
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.nwacc.edu/academics/nursing


OZARKA COLLEGE, MELBOURNE
Melbourne • 870-368-7371

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AAS in RN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 12 mos
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - none
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - April 1st
REQUIRED EXAMS - NACE test
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Aug. 31/Spring entry (application window: Jan 1- Aug 31)
COMMENTS - Providing life-changing experiences through education. www.ozarka.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.ozarka.edu


PHILLIPS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
Helena, Dewitt, Stuttgart • Helena 870-338-6474 x1254; DeWitt 1-870-946-3506 x1611; Stuttgart 1-870-673-4201 x1809

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AAS, technical certificate/PN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - AAS 63 credit hrs, PN 42 credit hrs
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - Federal and state dedadlines observed.
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - none
REQUIRED EXAMS - Nelson Denny Reading Test 10th grade level for ADN; None for PN admission.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - RN June 1st, PN June 1st or Oct 1st
COMMENTS - RN Program, ACEN accredited. www.pccua.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.pccua.edu


SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS COLLEGE
Pine Bluff • 870-543-5917

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AAS: RN, Generic RN & LPN/Paramedic to RN. Technical Certificate: PN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - PN-1 yr, Generic RN-5 Semesters
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - open
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - none
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT, COMPASS, PAX for PN,KAPLAN Admission Exam
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Second Friday in March
COMMENTS - Changing lives…one student at a time! www.seark.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.seark.edu


UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
Little Rock • 501-569-8081

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 4 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AAS/LPN to RN/BSN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 4 semesters
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - on/off campus housing
AID DEADLINE - April 1st
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - February 1st
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT/SAT/Compass for students with less than 12 credits.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Priority Application Deadline Feb 28/ Applications accepted until class full.
COMMENTS - LPN/Paramedic to RN (1 year). Traditional AAS (2 years). Accelerated AAS (18 months). See above for BSN information. www.ualr.edu/nursing
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.ualr.edu/nursing


UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT HOPE-TEXARKANA
Hope-Texarkana • 870-777-5722

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Associate/RN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 12 months (excludes prerequisites)
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - July 15th
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - April 15 and November 15
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT or ACCUPLACER or LPN license
APPLICATION DEADLINE - August 31st
COMMENTS - www.arnec.org, www.uacch.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.uacch.edu


UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT BATESVILLE
Batesville • 870-612-2000, 800-508-7878

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AAS-Generic RN, AAS-LPN-to-RN Online or Traditional, TC-Practical Nursing
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - AAS-Generic RN 16mos, ASS-LPN-to-RN 12 mos, TC-Practical Nursing 11mos
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - varies
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - March 1- High school Academic; July 15- Others; Nursing Scholarship- Dec. 1
REQUIRED EXAMS - ASSET, ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER, and KAPLAN Nurse Entrance Test
APPLICATION DEADLINE - TC-PN and AAS-Generic RN May 1; AAS-LPN-to-RN July 15
COMMENTS - Prerequisite courses and KAPLAN entrance testing must be completed prior to entry into a nursing program. www.uaccb.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.uaccb.edu




Baccalaureate Degree



ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Jonesboro • 870-972-3074 (nursing) • 870-972-3024 (admissions)

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 4 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Traditional BSN, LPN-BSN, 2nd Degree Accelerated BSN, Online RN to BSN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - varies
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - on campus housing for Jonesboro; off campus for online RN-BSN
AID DEADLINE - July 1st; Online students pay apply year around
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - February 15th
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT, SAT, COMPASS, or ASSET; HESI A2 Nursing Admission Exam
APPLICATION DEADLINE - varies
COMMENTS - Nursing programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. www.astate.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.astate.edu


ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Russellville • 479-968-0383

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 4 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - BSN, LPN to BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - BSN-4yrs, RN to BSN-1yr, MSN-2yrs
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - on campus housing
AID DEADLINE - varies
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - varies
REQUIRED EXAMS - BSN-ACT or COMPASS, TEAS, RN to BSN-None, MSN-GRE or MAT
APPLICATION DEADLINE - March 1st and October 1st, other programs vary
COMMENTS - RN to BSN can be completed in as little as 1 year. Excellent Faculty. www.atu.edu/nursing
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.atu.edu/nursing


HARDING UNIVERSITY
Searcy • 1-800-477-4407, 501-279-4682

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 4 yr private
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - BSN, MSN FNP, Post Graduate
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - BSN 4 yrs; MSN FN - 2yrs, PG - 2yrs
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - on campus housing
AID DEADLINE - February 1st
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - Rolling
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT or SAT
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Rolling
COMMENTS - Quality nursing education with a focus on Christian service and professionalism. www.harding.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.harding.edu


HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY
Arkadelphia • 870-230-5015

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 4 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - BSN (traditional); RN to BSN online; RN to BSN online enrollment both fall and spring; LPN to BSN on campus
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - Only 2 semesters for the Online RN to BSN degree and 4 yrs for the Traditional BSN and LPN to BSN on Campus
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - on campus housing
AID DEADLINE - June
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - varies
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT, SAT, or COMPASS
APPLICATION DEADLINE - no deadline for the Online RN to BSN and Feb 1 for the Traditional BSN and LPN to BSN
COMMENTS - The school with a heart. Small classes. CCNE Accredited. www.hsu.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.hsu.edu


SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY
Magnolia • 870-235-4040

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 4 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - BSN, Online RN-BSN Completion
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 4 yrs BSN, 1-4 yrs online RN-BSN Completion program
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - on campus housing
AID DEADLINE - July 1st
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - Priority March 15, Final August
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT, TEAS at least 60%
APPLICATION DEADLINE - BSN Spring: Jan. 15-Mar. 1 for Fall Admission, Sep. 10 - Oct. 31 for Spring Admission; RN-BSN Completion Program Aug. (prior to classes beginning for Fall Admission, Jan. (prior to classes beginning for Spring Admission)
COMMENTS - www.saumag.edu/nursing
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.saumag.edu/nursing


UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
Fayetteville • 479-575-3904

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 4 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - BSN, RN-BSN (online program), MSN (online program), DNP (online program)
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 4 years for BSN, 3-5 semesters RN to BSN, 2 years part-time MSN, 3 years full-time / 4 years part-time post-BSN-DNP, 2 years part-time post-MSN-DNP
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - on campus housing for BSN students
AID DEADLINE - March 15th
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - November 15th
REQUIRED EXAMS - SAT, ACT, GRE for the MSN and BSN-DNP
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Varies
COMMENTS - We offer generalist and advanced nursing degree programs to prepare nurses to meet the health needs of the public in an ever-changing health care environment. The DNP offers two options: family nurse practitioner and acute-geriatric nurse practitioner. nurs.uark.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - nurse.uark.edu


UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH
Fort Smith • 479-788-7841, 1-888-512-LION

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 4 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - BSN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 4 yrs for BSN/Varies for RN-BSN
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - on campus housing
AID DEADLINE - Priority Oct. 1st
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - June 1st
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT/Accuplacer
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Oct 1st for Spring/ March 1st for Fall
COMMENTS - RN-BSN is an Online Completion Program. Http://health.uafs.edu/programs/rn-to-bsn; health.uafs.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - health.uafs.edu


UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK
Little Rock, Department of Nursing, Little Rock • 501-569-8081

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 4 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - BSN, RN-BSN Completion
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 7 semester BSN, 3 semester RN to BSN Completion
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - on/off campus housing
AID DEADLINE - April 1st
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - February 1st
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT/SAT for students with less than 12 credits.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Rolling
COMMENTS - BSN completion for current RNs or recent graduates of an accredited nursing program. UA-Little Rock students can Ladder into the online BSN and graduate within 4 years. www.ualr.edu/nursing
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.ualr.edu/nursing


UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO
Monticello • 870-460-1069

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 4 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AASN (LPN-RN), BSN, RN-BSN, LPN-BSN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 2 to 4 yrs
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - on campus housing
AID DEADLINE - contact financial aid (870) 460-1050
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - March 1st
REQUIRED EXAMS - Entrance
APPLICATION DEADLINE - March 1st
COMMENTS - Achieve your nursing goals with us. http://www.uamont.edu/pages/school-of-nursing/degree-programs/
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.uamont.edu/pages/school-of-nursing/degree-programs/


UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES COLLEGE OF NURSING
Little Rock • 501-686-5224

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 4 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - BSN, MNSc, PhD, DNP. Post Masters options available.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - BSN generic: 2 full calendar years/ RN to BSN: 1 yr full time/ MNSC, DNP & PhD: students have up to 6 yrs to complete degree requirements.
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - on campus housing
AID DEADLINE - varies, visit nursing.uams.edu. Click on scholarships
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - varies, visit nursing.uams.edu click on scholarships
REQUIRED EXAMS - TOEFL for int'l students, PhD-GRE, ATI TEAS V for BSN applicants.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - BSN generic: Mar. 1/ RN to BSN: Jan. 1, Mar. 1, Jun. 1, Sept. 1, Nov. 1/ MNSc: Sept. 1 & Feb. 1/ PhD: Mar.1, Jun. 15, Nov. 15/ DNP-Mar. 1/BSN to DNP: Feb 1
COMMENTS - conadmissions@uams.edu • www.nursing.uams.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.nursing.uams.edu


UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
Conway • 501-450-3119

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 4 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - BSN, RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN, MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner), MSN (Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner), MSN (Clinical Nurse Leader), MSN (Nurse Educator with Clinical Specialty), & DNP
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - BSN 4 yrs, RN to BSN 12 mos 100% online, MSN varies, PMC varies, DNP 2yrs
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - on campus housing available
AID DEADLINE - July 1st
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - February 15 - University Scholarships | March 9 - Foundation Scholarships
REQUIRED EXAMS - No entrance exam required for nursing major.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - varies by program, see website for dates
COMMENTS - Student-centered, NCLEX-RN 1st time pass rates are consistently above state and national average. All programs are CCNE Accredited. www.uca.edu/nursing
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.uca.edu/nursing




Practical Nursing



ARKANSAS NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE
Blytheville • 870-824-6253 • Paragould • 870-239-3200 • Burdette • 870-563-5110

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Technical Certificate of Practical Nursing
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 13 months
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - Priority April 15th
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - Priority April 15th
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT, SAT, COMPASS, or ACCUPLACER and PAX-PN
APPLICATION DEADLINE - PN-March 31st
COMMENTS - Variety of clinical experiences. www.anc.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.anc.edu


ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - BEEBE
Beebe • 501-882-8822

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Certificate LPN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 11 mos
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - varies
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - June 15th
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACCUPLACER and WONDERLIC
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Call for further information.
COMMENTS - Application packet and program requirements are online. www.asub.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.asub.edu


ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - MOUNTAIN HOME
Mountain Home • 870-508-6266

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Technical certificate in PN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 11 mos
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - varies
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - varies
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT, ACCUPLACER plus HESI A2
APPLICATION DEADLINE - May 15, Oct 15
COMMENTS - Application packet and program requirements online. www.asumh.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.asumh.edu


ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - NEWPORT
Newport • 870-680-8710

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 11 mos
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - contact financial aid
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - varies
REQUIRED EXAMS - Accuplacer, ATI TEAS
APPLICATION DEADLINE - August class (Newport/Jonesboro)-June 1, January class (Marked Tree)- Oct 15
COMMENTS - Application packet and program requirements online. www.asun.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.asun.edu


ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - OZARK CAMPUS
Ozark Campus, Ozark • 479-667-2117

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AAS in Allied Health-Practical Nursing
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 3 semesters
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - Priority April 15
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - varies
REQUIRED EXAMS - TEAS
APPLICATION DEADLINE - March 15th, October 1st
COMMENTS - Clinical experience in hospitals of varying size, physicians' offices and geriatric facilities. www.atu.edu/ozark
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.atu.edu/ozark


ASU TECHNICAL CENTER, JONESBORO
Jonesboro • 870-932-2176

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - LPN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 11 mos
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - none
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - none
REQUIRED EXAMS - ASSET, NET
APPLICATION DEADLINE - June 1 & November 1
COMMENTS - Combines classroom instruction with clinical experience. Graduates eligible to take NCLEX.
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - Na


BAPTIST HEALTH COLLEGE LITTLE ROCK
Little Rock • 501-202-6200, 800-345-3046

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - private
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - diploma/PN, Associate of Applied Science in Nursing/RN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 2 semester PN
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - Priority March 1st
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - varies
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT or SAT
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Dec 1st & June 1st
COMMENTS - www.bhclr.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.bhclr.edu


BLACK RIVER TECHNICAL COLLEGE, POCAHONTAS
Pocahontas • 870-248-4000 ext. 4150

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - AAS/RN, Certificate/PN, Certificate of Proficiency/Nursing Assistant
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - AAS/RN 3 semesters, Certificate/PN 3semesters, Certificate of Proficiency/Nursing Assistant 5 weeks.
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - contact financial aid office
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - April 15th
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT or Accuplacer for BRTC Admission and NA Applicants; TEAS for PN Applicants, NACE for RN Applicants.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - NA - Contact Nursing department, PN April 1 for following fall acceptance and October 31 for following spring acceptance, August 31 annually for following Spring RN acceptance.
COMMENTS - BRTC: A college of vision. BRTC has a 95% plus boards pass rate. www.blackrivertech.org
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.blackrivertech.org


COLLEGE OF THE OUACHITAS, MALVERN
Malvern • 800-337-0266 ext 1200

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing (PN), Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (RN), Certified Nursing Assistant, Medication Administration Program
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 1-3 semesters
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - Spring-November;Summer-April
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - Spring-November;Summer-May
REQUIRED EXAMS - HESI Entrance Exam
APPLICATION DEADLINE - 2nd Friday in Sept. for Jan. addmittance; 2nd Friday in Feb. For May admittance
COMMENTS - www.coto.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.coto.edu


COSSATOT COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE UA
De Queen, Nashville • 870-584-4471, 800-844-4471

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - LPN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - De Queen 11 mos Day Program, Nashville 18 mos Evening Program
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - varies
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - June 15th
REQUIRED EXAMS - Accuplacer, TEAS
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Day Program-De Queen March 1st, Evening Program-Nashville August 31st
COMMENTS - Prerequisites required prior to admission. www.cccua.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.cccua.edu


CROWLEY'S RIDGE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Forrest City • 870-633-5411

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - LPN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - LPN: 40 wks
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - Please call 870.633.5411 for more information
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - varies
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACCUPLACER
APPLICATION DEADLINE - CRTI is currently in the process of merging with East Arkansas Community College. Call for more information.
COMMENTS - www.crti.ar.tec.us
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.crti.ar.tec.us


NATIONAL PARK COLLEGE
Hot Springs • 501-760-4160

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - Public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Certificate in Practical Nursing
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 11 mos FT
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - none
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - none
REQUIRED EXAMS - College Entry Exam, TEAS
APPLICATION DEADLINE - First Monday in March
COMMENTS - Do you want to make a difference? Then nursing is for you! www.np.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.np.edu


NORTHWEST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Springdale • 479-751-8824

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - diploma/PN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 3 sem. & 1 Summer session (includes Pre-Reqs)
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - July 1/Fall, December 1/Spring
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - June 1/Fall, December 1/Spring
REQUIRED EXAMS - NET, COMPASS
APPLICATION DEADLINE - November 1st
COMMENTS - Bilingual scholarships available- www.nwansged.org
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.nwansged.org


OZARKA COLLEGE
Melbourne • 870-368-7371

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Technical Certificate in LPN, LPN-RN track offered
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 11 mos. track or 18 mos. Track
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - none
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - April 1st
REQUIRED EXAMS - PAX Test
APPLICATION DEADLINE - April 1/Fall entry, November 1/Spring entry
COMMENTS - Providing life-changing experiences through education. www.ozarka.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.ozarka.edu


SAU TECH
Camden • 870-574-4500

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Technical Certificate
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 11 mos
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus and on-campus
AID DEADLINE - N/A
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - March 1st
REQUIRED EXAMS - ASSET. TEAS. Practical Nursing
APPLICATION DEADLINE - March 31st
COMMENTS - Two Applications required: admissions and nursing. www.sautech.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.sautech.edu


SOUTH ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
El Dorado • 870-864-7142, 870-864-7137

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - ADN,LPN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 11 mos
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - June 1, November 1, April 1
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - Priority April 1st
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT, ASSET, or COMPASS
APPLICATION DEADLINE - open
COMMENTS - SouthArk: Where students come first. www.southark.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.southark.edu


UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT HOPE-TEXARKANA
Hope-Texarkana • 870-777-5722

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - certificate/PN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 10.5 or 12 months (excludes prerequisites)
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - July 15th
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - April 15 and November 15
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT or ACCUPLACER
APPLICATION DEADLINE - May 1st and November 1st
COMMENTS - www.uacch.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.uacch.edu


UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
Springdale • 479-751-8824

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 11 mos
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - varies
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - March 1st
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT, COMPASS, ASSET, or SAT and TEAS
APPLICATION DEADLINE - April 15th
COMMENTS - Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. www.uamont.edu/uamctc
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.uamont.edu/uamctc


UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMM. COLLEGE AT MORRILTON
Morrilton • 501-977-2000

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - Practical Nursing (PN) Technical Certificate; Registered Nursing (RN) Associate of Applied Science degree
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - PN is 12 months; RN is 12 months after prerequisites are met
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - prior to semester
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - April 1st
REQUIRED EXAMS - TEAS, NACE
APPLICATION DEADLINE - PN deadlines are Oct. 1 & Mar. 1; RN dealine is Aug. 31
COMMENTS - Enrollment in PN program on Morrilton campus limited to 24 in spring semester and summer and to 8 in Clinton during spring semester. Enrollment in RN program limited to 48 for classes beginning each January. www.uaccm.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.uaccm.edu


UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE
North Little Rock • 501-812-2200

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Begins in early August and ends in mid-June of each school year
DEGREE OFFERED - Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing/PN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 11-month traditional track/22-month non-traditional track
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - April 15 for upcoming fall semester
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - varies
REQUIRED EXAMS - ACT or ACCUPLACER and Kaplan Admission Test
APPLICATION DEADLINE - April 15th
COMMENTS - Call the Allied Health Advisor to discuss eligibility requirements. www.uaptc.edu/programs_of_study/nursing/practical_nursing.asp. Allied Health Advisor: 501-812-2745. Allied Health Administrative Specialist: 501-812-2834. INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.uaptc.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.uaptc.edu


UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS RICH MOUNTAIN
Mena • 479-394-7622

YEARS/ PUBLIC PRIVATE - 2 yr public
CALENDAR - Semester
DEGREE OFFERED - certificate/CAN, LPN, RN
LENGTH OF PROGRAM - 11-12 mos
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS - commuter campus
AID DEADLINE - varies, contact financial aid office
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE - Nov. 1 - Priority; Apr.1 - Pending funds available; Foundation Scholarship Deadlines: FALL - Apr. 1 & Jul. 30; Spring -Dec. 1
REQUIRED EXAMS - PSB, NCLEX, ACT, COMPASS
APPLICATION DEADLINE - LPN-March, RN-August
COMMENTS - www.uarichmountain.edu
INTERNET HOME PAGE ADDRESS - www.uarichmountain.edu


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